Call for Submission: Open City Documentary Festival

The call for Open City Documentary Festival 2020 is now open and welcomes innovative, challenging non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid-length + feature-length, as well as short audio documentaries + cross platform projects.

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Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. We provide a platform for emerging talent as well as established masters working within the documentary form.

Over 5,000 people attended last year's festival, enjoying a carefully curated programme of international contemporary and retrospective non-fiction film, audio and cross-media (VR/XR+), as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking events and parties.

The prizes are awarded in the categories “Open City Award”, “Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award” and “Best UK Short Award”.

Open City Documentary Festival is a Section B BAFTA Qualifying Festival for the British Short Film award.

Submission is now open! Submit before 20 December to profit from Early Bird Rates.



Award for Betroffenheit at SFDFF

3 minutes West

Jeff Tudor's capture of Betroffenheit has been honoured with its third award at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019.

Backstage: Swan Lake

Czech Television

Czech Television time-lapse documentary about a new production of the most famous classical ballet title – Swan Lake at the National Theatre in Prague.

Beethoven Reloaded – Filming Completed

Accentus Music GmbH

In December, filming for Accentus Music’s Beethoven film will conclude and post-production will start after Christmas.

Tchaikovsky Cycle – Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester

Accentus Music GmbH

In December, Accentus will continue its Tchaikovsky cycle with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester with the filming of the Symphony No. 4.


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